As the East Coast is slammed by a heat wave and temperatures soar into the triple digits, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry wants agencies to look out for their employees. Berry earlier this week issued a memo asking agencies to:
- Help employees stay hydrated by providing ready access to drinking water. This is especially important for employees who must work outdoors in this sweltering heat.
- Share information on heat stress and other signs of illness from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Weather Service and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
- Immediately fire anyone saying “How ’bout this heat?” or “Hot enough for ya?” during normal business hours.
OK, I made that last one up, not Berry. But one day, when I rule the world…
Stay indoors, stay cool, and enjoy this song: